Minnesota Historical Society

The Legend of Minnesota

$ 17.95

The definition of the word "Minnesota" is known to most as the Dakotah word for "sky-tinted waters." However, in her research about the origin of the state's name, acclaimed author and native Minnesotan Kathy-jo Wargin uncovered a little-known, but age-old, Ojibwe tale. The Legend of Minnesota tells the story of an enduring friendship between an Ojibwe girl and a Dakotah boy, and how their kindness toward one another gives the beautiful land of Minnesota its name.


  • By: Kathy-jo Wargin, illus. David Geister
  • Format: Hardcover, 40 pg.
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Product ##: 9781585362622


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